If you are looking for a peaceful, private refuge, then let us welcome you to your cozy cottage in the garden.
The cottage is perfect for 1 person but will accommodate 2.
We live in a quiet Burlingame neighborhood just 7 minutes from the San Francisco airport. The area is safe and easy to navigate. There is easy access to highways 101, 280, and 92. You're a healthful stroll (about 6 blocks) to Caltrain, charming downtown Burlingame, and the famous Nini's neighborhood restaurant. Just over a block away is a grocery store, drug store and a Starbucks.
The garden cottage is accessed through a private, lockable, gated entrance. You'll enjoy a very comfortable, full/queen european-style bed, WiFi, HDtv/BluRay, infrared fireplace/heater that heats the cottage quickly, ironing board and iron, and organic plush linens, cozy spa robes and scuffs. Just beyond the side dutch-door (I call it our Mr. Ed door!) is an lovely patio with table, chairs, and a love seat inviting you to read, listen to the birds, and simply relax. The garden is lushly landscaped to provide privacy and a refuge for the urban wildlife. Street or driveway parking available for your convenience.
The bathroom is a detached, private space just adjacent to the cottage just 10 steps down a private, partially covered walkway. The privacy wall has a covered arbor for protection and during the rainy season we put up an umbrella for the last 3 steps to the bathroom. Please see pics for orientation. The bathroom is equipped with organic cotton towels, towel warmer, shampoo/conditioner, body wash and hairdryer.
Help yourself to organic coffee and teas, juice, farmers-market organic fruit and snacks. Snacks will be tailored to your dietary requirements upon request. Filtered water provided as well.
We also have a property in the lovely town of Sonoma should you ever find yourself vacationing in the Sonoma/Napa wine country.
We would love to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Thank you for your interest in the cottage and we hope we have the honor of hosting and meeting you soon!
Diane and Mike
We will always personally check you in, respect your privacy and be available for questions or needs during your stay.
Absolutely no smoking of any kind inside the cottage or on the property.
Also please no flames of any kind inside the cottage or on the property.
The cottage is not set up to accommodate pets or children.
No unauthorized guests, overnight guests, or parties.
California is in a serious drought! Please be mindful when using water. Please also turn off lights when not home.
Check in at 4pm; check out 11am.
Thank you so much for staying in The Garden Cottage!
I had a lovely time in Diane and Mike's cottage. They were friendly and welcoming and made sure I had everything I needed. Their cottage was simple, with all the necessary basics, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for an easy getaway.
I loved my stay at Diane's place. The accommodations were excellent and the hospitality was exceptional.
This was an amazing place to stay and every single detail was thought of. I was so impressed with the welcome I received and the little touches that really made the cottage feel like home. The neighbourhood was very safe and well located to access the freeway or public transit into San Francisco.
Diane greeted us warmly and was very helpful. The cottage had many small details that made us feel very comfortable, it is very private, secluded and peaceful. Easy walking access to downtown Burlingame and the Caltrain station. We recommend it highly
Everything was great, as usual. I would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone staying in Burlingame.
This retreat is a private paradise in bustling Bay Area. I feel reminded to live with intentionality as every plant in has its beautiful place. Needless to say, my needs were equally met.
Our stay in the private cottage was wonderful, peaceful, and quiet, everything we hoped it would be. Diane and Mike were wonderful hosts, making sure we had everything we needed at all times. The cottage was fully supplied with extra fruit, bottled water, wine, and breakfast bars, but that was only the beginning of their quality service. Diane made sure we were taken well care of every day, with special little touches like leaving us 2 umbrellas when it was raining, drying out our damp towels daily, re-supplying us with fresh fruit and water, and leaving us nice, welcoming private notes to ensure we had everything we needed. The cottage is set back in a beautiful garden setting in a nice, safe neighborhood, close to some excellent restaurants and stores but far enough away from traffic that you still feel alone. I will highly recommend this cottage to my friends and family when they come to the SF Bay Area to visit and I plan on returning many times. Thanks again Diane and Mike for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage!
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Mike and I both love being creative and like to build projects around the house.
We love going to concerts Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, KT Tunstall, Brandi Carlisle, Tony Bennett, Sade, etc. As you can see we have an eclectic taste in music.
Besides landscape designing I work for a model school that teaches children with movement disorders such as Cerebral Palsy. These children are delightful and amazing.
Mike is the building official for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco. If you've never been to the Presidio, it is a must.
We have one daughter and 2 grandchildren.